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  • From: Phil Coogan <PCoogan AT>
  • To: "ictenglish AT" <ictenglish AT>
  • Subject: ICTs in English Weekly Summary
  • Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:52:55 +1300
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Hi all


After the initial flurry, the list settled down this week. This community had reached a membership of 450 in its first two weeks.


Main topics covered over the past week were:


Web 2.0 Tools for Reading and Writing


The main focus of the week was in response to Kathryn Dick’s  request for examples of how Web 2.0 tools are being used for creative writing or response to texts. Responses included:

·         Claire Amos  shared her work with her year 11 students at:



·         Anita Yarwood  shared her Year 13 blog (


·         Rochelle Jensen drew attention to Wikispaces as profiled on Software for Learning, a tool being used by Alex at Wellington College.

·         Jan Anderson suggested Availll (see student discussion at:


Student Projects

In response to a query the previous week and to my request for feedback about the type of student projects which should be instituted on these sites,  there was support for Bookbackchat (kind of an online literary circle) and Readers’ Cafe (a virtual environment encouraging reading among primary students). It would be good to hear from others on this topic.


Profiling Use of Digistore and Software for Learning

Finally I posted a request to hear from teachers making use of:

·         Learning objects located on Digistore (recently re-launched at:


·         Applications listed on Software for Learning ( or other freely available applications.



 Keep talking and have a great weekend




Dr Phil Coogan

Facilitator: ICTs in English community



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